Young MMA champion fights for funding

Johannesburg, 31 May 2016 - A young South African Mixed Martial Arts fighter has taken it upon himself to raise funds for his fighting career. speaks to Devon Cronje about his plan for funding fights and flights. Video: eNCA

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's Amateur MMA Bantamweight Champion Devon Cronje is hoping to compete at the International Mixed Martial Arts World Championships in Las Vegas on 8 July 2016.

There is no governing body to support professional fighters financially.

Like many athletes in a sport where sponsorship is hard to come by, Cronje turned to crowd-funding.

Cronje is hoping to raise enough money to travel to Nevada where he can achieve his lifelong dream of representing his country at the International Mixed Martial Arts World Championships.

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